Dundean Studios was a specialty decorative arts working studio
established in 1986. This year (2018) we are celebrating our 30th Anniversity.
The school, retail showroom and studio was at its past in the beautiful historic Borough of Chatham
in Northern New Jersey since 1998.
Expert instruction is offered at the beginner, intermediate, advanced
and professional levels in the decorative arts, faux finish and
We have over 28 different workshops with 8 different teachers in the decorative finishing
field. More than any other school in the country (that we are aware
Our training pre-dates the franchise schools so we have never been
stuck in the mindset that week-long classes with 25 finishes are
the only way to teach decorative finishing workshops. The scope
of our training is international and our main ideal is education,
not selling product. In our Faux
Design Series, we do not brag about how many boards you will
walk away with, only that you will have a better understanding of
the materials, processes and goals of what decorative finishing
is all about. All of the finishes learned in this series are repeatable,
much in demand and are beyond the capabilities of the average "faux
painter" and homeowner.
After learning the basic finishes that can make a career, you can
expand your portfolio with
PROCEED Textures and Contemporary Finishes and Venetian Plaster Classes . For the Textures and Metallics class, It is assumed
that the student is proficient with glazes and has some experiance
with textures. Now you are ready to really run with a large number
of finishes that are high-end and cutting edge. These classes are
constantly changing to meet market needs and we are on top of current
design trends here in the Greater New York Area.
Classes are also offered in a in large variety of disciplines such
as stencilling, trompe l'oeil, mural painting, furniture painting,
etc. See Class Descriptions for
The studio is also known as a premier site for instruction in application
of decorative plasters, both natural lime-based and synthetic.